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Old 07-17-2003, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
You know you are old when..

I am going through my first age crisis atm. Being just 23, I find this both hilarious and horrible. The sings are clear and alerting:

I was waiting for my mom to come visiting and didn't mind missing a festical cos of her staying here (Ministry, TypeO, soulfly..).

I actually care if the flowers on my balcony die or not while I am travelling out of town for a week.

I never miss reading the newspaper. If I don't have time today, I'll save it for tomorrow.

My kid brother has a kid.

The worst one:
A 5 years younger (=horny teenager) boy making passes at me doesn't sound annoying but seriously tempting.

What signs of age getting the best of you been noticing? Share 'em and we can compare notes and stay alerted together.
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, this only means you're maturing into a decent human. Taking steps toward altruism. Keep going.
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...you are flattered instead of annoyed when you are carded to buy beer.

...you have to make noises to get out of your chair.

...you start to think about "dressing your age"
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Old 07-17-2003, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...an "all-nighter" ends by 11:30.

At least it does for me.
One step closer to the edge...
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Old 07-17-2003, 03:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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... you can't drink like you used to.

... you can't eat like you used to.

... you can't pick a paper up without someone you finished school with getting married.

... you watch the weather report
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
...loud music does start to get on your nerves at times

...all of a sudden you start waking without an alarm at 7am, instead of 11am

...you start looking for Ms. Right, instead of Ms. Right Now

...when could miss a certain movie, and now they all seem the same.

...when you start saying phrases that annoyed you when you were younger.

...the music groups that were significant to you, a young person has never heard of.

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Old 07-17-2003, 04:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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-- You start eating more fruit, and can discuss the pros and cons of different varieties of apples ("Royal Galas kick ass over Braeburns")

- You live on your own in a big city and you're thinking of moving to the 'burbs because you'd kill for a private parking place and to never have to do your clothes at the laundromat again.

- You pass on a piece of hard-won wisdom to some young fart, and he/she rolls his eyes at you. The first eye-roll from a teenager is a true sign of approaching middle age.

- You fall asleep in front of the TV. At 10 pm.
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Old 07-17-2003, 06:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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-I am with you on your younger brother having a kid. I am the second oldest out of 4, at 22(almost 23), and am the only one without a spouse and kid(s).

- For me, I didn't have any idea who Avril Lavigne was when my kid sister was listening to her a few weeks ago. I am not with youth pop culture anymore.
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm never getting old.

But some signs...

When you begin a sentence with, *Back when I was your age___.*

When the age bracket of guys casting admiring glances your way moves into the 30's 40's & above--and none any younger.

When service people call you *ma'm.*

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Old 07-17-2003, 07:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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annoyed that im 30 and still being carded for smokes.. for christ sakes i look like im still 17.. everyone in my class thinks im frozen in time..

although with all my grandparents passing, my parents getting older and several old age sicknesses setting in.. its depressing at times..

12 members of my class are dead..

everyone.. (yet again do to my age and the way i look) thinks my son of 5 years old is my little brother..

you know how hard it is to get a loan or such.. even though im 30..

some of the girls of my class actually think im good looking now.. and that they actually talk to them.. i hold grudges though so i snob them..

when i wake up in the morning im wondering why my knees ache and my fingers go numb at times..

my memory is lacking at times.. when i use to recall it all..
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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wow.. i'm 23 and still live at home!!!!

Nothing really makes me feel old though.

I guess the only thing that makes me feel old (which also makes me feel like i am still very young, because i am) is that when i skateboard my body hurts a bit after, and i can't do what i used to be able to do.

Other than that, i don't really feel old at all. I am starting to settle down though, and get a business started, so that kind of makes me feel like i'm aging. Give me three years of owning my own business and ask me this question again. I'm sure i will feel a lot older, but i will be very wealthy too.. :-)
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Bad back
Bad knees
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Four spots of permanent nerve damage
Borderline high blood pressure

If I'm this bad of at 19, I'll prbobably spontaneously combust on my 30th birthday.
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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LMAO.... I think I have shoes older than most of you. Just you wait... your turns will come. Hair starts growing where you don't want it and falling out where you do want it. Those CD's they sell on TV, 40 top hits and 39 of them I have never heard of, or care to. Yup, it won't be long now, soon .... you will become your parents
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Old 07-18-2003, 12:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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...if you watch the non-weather shows on the weather channel
...you refer to teenagers as "kids"
...you need someone to help you out of your "easy" chair

haha just some observations

for teenagers: when you tell a little kids to stop doing something, then realize your parents have told you the same
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Old 07-18-2003, 03:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey, this only means you're maturing into a decent human. Taking steps toward altruism. Keep going.
"If for kindness/ you substitute blindness/ please open your eyes" -DM

As if. Having mom here was good cos she gave me tons of neat'o stuff and took me to shopping, cleaned up my partment including washing windows and I got to see her dog which officially is mine. And I am plotting to rob a cradle. That's hardly decent or humane. Thenagain, it might be your idea of altruism as you are another 18-y. old boy in need yourself...
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Old 07-18-2003, 04:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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You're so excited because your best friend's kid is getting ready to turn teenager and get her babysitting certificate and she can start babysitting your kids.

You're more concerned with how fast the electric meter is spinning than how loud you can get the sound system without blowing the speakers.

On your drive home from work you sing the ABC's song instead of the most recent hit song.

All the newest teen bands are annoying rather than exciting.

You start noticing kids wearing fads that you wore and you think they look stupid instead of cool.

The teens are using words that you have no clue what they mean.
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
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When I sound like my mother when talking to my children
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
i like to wear pants.
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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....when you open the newspaper to the obituaries first to see if anyone you know died. (I hate that!)
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Old 07-18-2003, 06:39 AM   #22 (permalink)
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...half the concerts you want to see are "reunions"

...the biggest single indicator for me was when I hit the 30-34 age group in athletic events. It's FAR more competitive than it was in my 20s because everyone has to start working harder to achieve results and they all overcompensate. I've had to get faster as I've gotten older. Yikes! And, of course, you get more prone to injury as the years go by so it's a nasty combination...
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Old 07-18-2003, 07:06 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I turned 40 two months ago. That was pretty much the smack in the forehead for me.
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:08 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Bad back
Bad knees
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Four spots of permanent nerve damage
Borderline high blood pressure

If I'm this bad of at 19, I'll prbobably spontaneously combust on my 30th birthday.
I'm 21 with a bad back, bad knees, permanent nerve damage, and I'm forgetful sometimes.

Damn, for our ages, we're a wreck.
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:20 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I've always said that you are officially old when you stop listening to new music. I still buy new music, thus I am a spry and nimble 28 years old (as opposed to my best friend, who has been old since he was 12)
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:26 AM   #26 (permalink)
"spry" is a cool word. can i use that?
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:49 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm 26. Three days ago, I skipped eating an egg, since my cholesterol level is on the upper limit of normal.

But I'm planning to buy an X-box when I get paid next month. That means I'm kind of young.

But it's probably just me compensating for never having a Nintendo as a kid, so I'm probably old.
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Old 07-18-2003, 08:50 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by raeanna74
You start noticing kids wearing fads that you wore and you think they look stupid instead of cool.
haha, retro is the new now
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:02 AM   #29 (permalink)
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- when you don't have kids, and you see a pain in the ass kid in a store, and for the first time it doesn't set your time table back, because you realize that if you don't get started soon, you will be as old as the kid's parents...and man do they look old.

- you hurt your neck (arm, leg, etc.) but just turning normally, and you have a pain for three days.

- the girls in porn start looking too young.

- you stop going to bars that have live music, since you want to be able to hear something before 3pm the next day.
Back into hibernation.
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:02 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MacGnG
haha, retro is the new now
But according to my youngest daughter, now is so last week.

I'm old and confused.

You know you'r getting old when you have to study the language just to understand what the young folks is a saying.
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Old 07-18-2003, 12:53 PM   #31 (permalink)
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---when you love to spoil your grand kids because you
can send them home at night,,,

---when you have had a triple bypass, cataracts removed on
both eyes, and you can keep your chlorestaral under 150.

---when you think Viagra is the new miracle drug..
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Old 07-18-2003, 01:18 PM   #32 (permalink)
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When you look around a crowded bar and casually mention to someone "I bet most of the people in here only think of the Beatles as "Paul McCartney's old band." only to be informed by an eavesdropping patron "I thought <i>Wings</i> was Paul McCartney's old band?"

Then repeat the story years later and have someone ask "Who's Paul McCartney?"
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Old 07-18-2003, 06:31 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally posted by sexymama
When I sound like my mother when talking to my children
yeah me too! but im 26 so here are a few that really are beginning to bug me!
-i had a hysterectomy lat year and realize sexx isnt that great of an importance in life(yes kids it does happen)
-I started thinking about price comparing ex 20oz. of something @ $4.00 vs, 29 oz. of the same product @ like 3 bucks cheaper!
- I cringe at the idea of the mall and shopping.
- I read more to learn instead of entertain
- i complain about the state of our economy, politicians, and the general state of the world when 2 years ago i didnt care!
-you start to realize how superficial overall society is! i.e. the "right' car, house, clothes, etc
-You realize you are becoming your parents as in worrying about the same stuff they warned you about.
- u worry about the future, that is the big one!
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Old 07-18-2003, 06:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BonesCPA

- the girls in porn start looking too young.

sometimes with Hustler's Bare Legal stuff I think I should go to the police to make sure its really legal!

i'm only 24 but i feel old

...... when you are the 'kid' in the hospital or chat rooms one day and the next you're the fucking senior......

....when your nurse is younger than you!

.... when you wonder.. what the fuck IS a foshizzle anyway??

..... when a tempting 17 year old sex machine looks like a girl who should be defended from bad boys.

.... when your favorite game or movie is a classic and you go to say 'it's only been out three or four years'.. then realize it's close to 20 years old.

so and so on
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Old 07-18-2003, 07:54 PM   #35 (permalink)
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My younger brother (by 2 years) is married and has 3 kids. Poor bastard, lol.

Age really doesn't bother me. I'm actually in better shape now than I was when I was a teenager.
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:24 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Old 07-18-2003, 11:49 PM   #37 (permalink)
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When you here running water and all of asudden need to use a rest room
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Old 07-19-2003, 12:09 AM   #38 (permalink)
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when a high schooler addresses you as "sir" to ask for directions

(this just happened to me, and while I'm still quite young at 19, it was startling)
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:43 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2003, 12:12 PM   #40 (permalink)
You know your getting old when ...

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